He's pleading not guilty!
JetBlue diva and badass Steven Slater arrived in a Queens courtroom today to fight the charges of reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and criminal trespass he's facing after having a post-passenger spat meltdown and hopping off the plane he was attending onto the emergency exit slide at JFK, and now even crazier details are emerging!
According to sources, Slater was arrested last night at his Queens home WHILE he was banging his boyfriend! He's currently being held on $2500 bail.
We also would like to retract our wishes to give him a cocktail, because we're hearing he's a recovering alcoholic!
The DA Richard Brown said this morning in court:
"The emergency chute deploys at 3,000 pounds per square inch within seconds and could easily injure or kill ground crews or others on the tarmac who are unaware the chute has been activated. This would have been a far different arraignment if someone had been standing under the emergency chute when it deployed.”
However, Slater's lawyer, Howard Turman, argued:
"There was no one below the window. People who deal with the public face stress."
On top that, Slater is allegedly HIV positive and is tending to his mother, who is dying from cancer.
Sounds like this guy had a lot on his plate and he just couldn't take it anymore!
It will certainly be interesting to see how this trial goes, given the MASSIVE amounts of press that it's getting!
FREE STEVEN SLATER!!
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